This looks severe. Serious, even! This week as an interesting one. The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update that was expected to launch on April 10 was delayed, without a hint at that.
Microsoft had been testing build 17133 for a while now, with talk that this was supposed to be the RTM version of the Spring Creators Update, also known as Redstone 4, or Version 1803. Users were expecting the official availability of this version on Tuesday, and the day came and went.
But something happened behind Redmond walls, which no one is really sure about.
All we know is that a blocking bug resulted in a delay of the rollout of the Spring Creators Update.
However, newer intelligence on this matter shows that build 17133 has officially been demoted and lost its RTM status. In other words, there will be one more Windows 10 build that is released to Insiders before testing, and that will then be released for everybody.
Everybody, as in the general users and hardware manufacturers that will put that version on new hardware that sees light of day in the coming months.
This is an unprecedented move, you may be thinking, and rightly so.
There has never been a full build that made its way to the Release Preview ring and not made its way out to the public. But as they say, there’s a first time for everything. This issue that surfaced at the last minute made sure of it.
Of course, this is not simple the matter of releasing a build.
We are dealing with Microsoft not only finalizing a version for PCs, but also one for Xbox One and HoloLens — which is probably why the company was quick to oust a cumulative update for build 17133, pushing it to 17133.13.
And while some are claiming that the software titan is also going for a name change, as the Spring Creators Update is a bit off in the sense that the original Creators Update actually launched in spring, those are just rumors for the time being.
We also don’t know when a new RTM build will arrive, but as Brandon LeBlanc of Microsoft confirmed there will not be a Fast ring build for a while
So, for now we just wait.